Harper College

Warehouse Safety Mini-Courses

OSHA recently launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP) that focuses on preventing workplace injuries in warehouses and/or distribution centers.

As a recipient of the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, Harper College is pleased to offer a series of warehouse safety mini-courses at no cost for small businesses (under 250 employees) and individuals.

For more information, please contact us at safetytraining@harpercollege.edu

Minicursos en Español

Mini-courses offered in English and Spanish

Warehouse 101: Material Handling and Storage

  • Storage and handling
  • Shelving and racking safety
  • Conveyor belt safety
  • Aisle and passageways safety procedures
  • Safety review and the importance of established training and protocols

Warehouse 102: Chemical Hazard and Emergency Preparedness

  • Chemical hazards
  • OSHA hazard communication standards (Small entity compliance guide for employers that use hazardous chemicals)
  • Steps to an effective hazard communication
  • Emergency preparedness and response and evacuation plans
  • Workplace fire safety

Warehouse 103: Forklift, Scissor Lift, Aerial Lift and Pallet Jack Safety

  • Forklift safety- OSHA guidelines and standards for powered industrial trucks
  • Worker safety for drivers and pedestrians in the warehouse
  • Safe clearance for aisles and loading docks to ensure unobstructed traffic flow or obstructed view for drivers
  • Pedestrian traffic
  • Hazard awareness associated with combustion byproducts, i.e. carbon monoxide

Warehouse 104: Physical Hazards in the Workplace

  • Heat-related illness
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • What are Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)
  • Ergonomics, proper lifting and hand safety — workplace safety evaluation
  • Evaluation of lifting tasks
  • Workplace safety evaluation

To learn more about these courses please email: safetytraining@harpercollege.edu or call 847-925-6023. 

Disclaimer: This material was produced under grant number SH000022SH3 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.​

Last Updated: 4/16/24